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  Douglas Fairbanks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fairbanks was determined to have Pickford become his wife, but she was still married to actor Owen Moore.
Fairbanks leased the Beverly Hills mansion Grayhall and was rumoured to have used it during his courtship of Pickford.
Douglas Fairbanks' hand and foot prints are immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard.
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 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fairbanks was able to convince Hewitt of the advantages of such a unit, and Admiral Hewitt soon took Fairbanks to Washington, D.C. to sell the idea to the Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Ernest King.
Fairbanks was a definite Anglophile and spent a good deal of his time in Britain, where he was well known in the highest social circles.
Fairbanks has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard and one for television at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard.
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 Douglas Fairbanks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926).
Fairbank's father, who was born in Pennsylvania to a Jewish family, was a prominent New York attorney.
His mother (a Roman Catholic) was born in New York, and was previously married to a man named John Fairbanks, who left her a widow.
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 Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fairbanks became noted for his swashbuckling roles such films as The Black Pirate The Mark of Zorro Arizona Robin Hood The Thief of Bagdad and The Three Musketeers.
During the years of their marriage Fairbanks Pickford were regarded as "Hollywood Royalty" and became famous for entertaining at their estate Pickfair.
Douglas Fairbanks died in 1939 and was in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood California.
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 The Douglas Fairbanks Museum - Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Douglas was already quite familiar with motion pictures, or "the flickers" as they were known among the "real actors" of Broadway, who scoffed at this new phenomenon.
Fairbanks was too old for active service in the war, and instead threw himself into the task of making propaganda films for the Allies to drum up public support for the troops.
Leigh is Founder and Curator of the Douglas Fairbanks Museum, and is currently penning a new biography of Douglas Fairbanks, to be released in the fall of 2007.
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 Douglas fairbanks sr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 © Douglas Fairbanks - Silent Movie Star
Douglas Fairbanks was born Douglas Elton Ulman on May 23rd, 1883, and grew up in Denver, Colorado, moving to New York in 1900.
During the 1920's Douglas Fairbanks was probably the most popular male silent movie star, making his famous costume pictures, such as "The Mark Of Zorro" (1920), "The Three Musketeers," (1921) and "Robin Hood." (1921).
"Douglas Fairbanks was born in Denver Colorado, and as a boy attended a military academy, later entering the Colorado School Of Mines, and Harvard University.
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 Douglas Fairbanks at Hollywood Cult Movies
Douglas Fairbanks is the foppish Don Diego, who dons cape and mask to protect the peasants of Old California as the dashing "Zorro, the Fox." Noah Beery, Marguerite de la Motte also star in this, the standard-setter for all subsequent swashbuckler films.
American engineer Douglas Fairbanks gets in the middle of problems in a Caribbean republic where the country's pro-American officials are battling against the Minister of War, who's plotting a takeover.
In a villainous change-of-pace role, Douglas Fairbanks plays a roguish South American horseman who seeks a fabled holy city built into the mountains in hopes of robbing it, but later becomes its unlikely defender from a horde of bandits.
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 Images - Douglas Fairbanks
And Fairbanks' stunts are frequently stunning, such as when he pierces a schooner's main sail with his knife and slides to the ship's deck while his knife cuts a long gash in the sail.
Fairbanks plays the outlaw leader of a pack of bandits who become the unlikely heroes of a small Latin American town, high up in the Andes, when an unscrupulous military leader takes control of the town's famous religious shine.
Douglas Fairbanks was one of the greatest action heroes the world has ever seen.
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 Did Douglas Fairbanks Attend Mines?
Douglas Fairbanks: The Making of the Fourth Musketeer (1953) by Ralph Hancock and Letitia Fairbanks doesn’t mention Mines, but says Fairbanks attended Jarvis Military Academy and East Denver High School, and that he briefly attended acting classes at Harvard.
Fairbanks and some of his buddies heard the train tooting and rushed to the railroad yard to see the activity.
Therefore, it would appear that Douglas Fairbanks was on the Mines campus but did not stay long enough to obtain a grade.
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 Fine Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Autograph. Photo
Fairbanks had his best role in 1937's The Prisoner of Zenda, in which he was alternately charming and cold-blooded as the villainous Rupert of Hentzau.
Fairbanks worked his way up from Navy lieutenant to commander and finally, in 1954 to captain.
Fairbanks was back before the cameras in 1947 with Sinbad the Sailor.
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 A Tribute to Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
As the son of Douglas Fairbanks, (Douglas Fairbanks of silent movie fame) Douglas has been overshadowed by his father's legend but he is a movie star in his own right.
Fairbanks epitomizes the essence of Hollywood in its heyday of the 1930's.
Fairbanks Buster Keaton Interview is an interview with Doug about the famous silent film star.
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 Douglas Fairbanks News
The Beverly Hills estate fused the lives and names of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, two of the most famous movie stars in the world.
Local author looks to preserve pieces of its past On July 11, 1907, Douglas Fairbanks, who was to gain fame as the great swashbuckler of the silent movies, married Anna Beth Sully, daughter of cotton king and...
The 1929 movie 'The Iron Mask,' starring silent screen star Douglas Fairbanks, will be shown Wednesday at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem.
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 History-Douglas Fairbanks
Douglas Fairbanks was that most remarkable screen actor in the 1920's and 30's.
A fencer through and through, Fairbanks' relation to USC extended from his friendship with dueling partner and USC's President, Rufus von KleinSmid.
The ingredients - character archetypes, elaborate sets, acrobatic set-piece fights and stunts, stylized content - were definitely set by Doug's films in that unforgettable series that began with "The Mark of Zorro" in 1920 and ended with "The Iron Mask" nine years later.
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 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.--The Lybarger Links Interview
While Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., who starred in such classics as George Stevens’ Gunga Din, is 86-years-old and hasn’t appeared in a feature film since Ghost Story in 1981, he has been anything but idle.
Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) was dubbed "The World’s Most Popular Man," and he earned that title for starring in a series of lavishly-produced 1920’s swashbucklers like The Three Musketeers, The Thief of Baghdad, Robin Hood and The Mark of Zorro.
Fairbanks recalls, "My father was his own producer.
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 Douglas Fairbanks Jr | Actors | Movie Forum
Though Fairbanks was cut from the same swashbuckling cloth as his silent era start father, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, he never made as great an impression amongst the movie going public.
With acting in his blood, his mother (Fairbanks Sr's first wife) Anna Beth Sully was an actor too (his stepmother, "America's Sweetheart", Mary Pickford), it was perhaps inevitable that he would enter the profession and this he did, starting out as a juvenile lead at the age of 13.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr's leading lady in this movie was the wonderful Maureen O'Hara, another star who seemed made for such roles.
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 Fairbanks, Douglas - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS [Fairbanks, Douglas] 1883-1939, American movie actor, b.
From 1901 to 1914, Fairbanks appeared on stage in light comedies.
His son, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909-2000, was also an actor.
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 The Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Homepage
Back in the day when there was no internet, no TV, and radios were just starting to emerge...a child named Douglas Elton Ulman, was born May 23 1883 in Denver, Colorado -- to an attorney father and housewife mother.
The background of this site has the image of Douglas Fairbanks face, form one of his book covers.
Douglas Fairbanks real name was Douglas Elton Ulman.
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 American Aristocracy [VHS] video online at Movies Unlimited
This comedic Douglas Fairbanks double bill starts off with Doug in the title role of "The Mollycoddle," a foppish young man who comes of age when he tackles a smuggling gang in Arizona.
Next, Fairbanks is "Flirting with Fate" as a depressed artist who hires a man to kill him, then must escape him when his girl returns and he inherits a fortune.
Douglas Fairbanks parodies his flamboyant heroic image, as a button factory worker's rampant imagination lands him on the throne of Vulgaria--and into the arms of a homely princess!
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 The Douglas Fairbanks Collection DVD - Kino on Video
Determined to make the most visually spectacular film ever made, Douglas Fairbanks constructed a full-size castle and populated it with a legion of sword-wielding soldiers and delicate maidens.
As the defiant "Prince of Thieves", Fairbanks bounds through the lavish scenery with unparalleled magnetism, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor, and sealing his reputation as cinema's most energetic and appealing adventurer.
In this quintessential swashbuckler epic buoyed by spectacular action sequences, Fairbanks stars as a wealthy nobleman who infiltrates a band of pirates in order to avenge the death of his father.
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 Prisma: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Nach der Scheidung der Eltern wächst Douglas jr.
Die Starkarriere kommt mit dem Tonfilm: Fairbanks spielt einen Gigolo in Mervyn LeRoys Gangster-Klassiker "Der kleine Cäsar" (1930), eine erste Hauptrolle hat er als Luftwaffenoffizier neben Richard Barthelmess in Howard Hawks' "Start in die Dämmerung".
Immer ist Fairbanks der Held und Liebling der Frauen.
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 Douglas Fairbanks
Some of the great moments of the silent screen were provided by "Doug" sliding down the sail in "The Black Pirate" or the flying carpet in "The Thief Of Bagdad" and the death scene at the climax of "The Iron Mask" all were classic Fairbanks.
Douglas Fairbanks was born in Denver USA in May 1883 and started acting in the theatre, he was a very successful as a Broadway star and graduated to movies in 1915.
Starting out with DW Griffith, who did not really rate Doug very highly, his first film was "The Lamb" (1915) and over the next five years he made dozens of films, usually to the same formula, downtrodden hero, lots of stunts, Doug gets the girl.
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 Biography for Douglas Fairbanks Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The son of future silent era swashbuckling idol Douglas Fairbanks and cotton king's daughter Beth Sully, young Douglas, born in 1909, soon proved a gifted boy.
Anyway the thirties was a fruitful period for Douglas who made a point of never imitating his father.
Now a legend himself, Douglas Fairbanks left this world with the satisfaction of having lived up to the Fairbanks name at the end of a life nobody could call "wasted".
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 Douglas Fairbanks Jnr CDs, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr Records, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl, Albums, Discography
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JNR Autographed Portrait Photograph (Great 10" x 8" fl & white 'head & shoulders' publicity photograph that has been clearly AUTOGRAPHED in fl marker pen.
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JNR The Exile (Superb 10" x 8" fl & white full length publicity photograph that has been clearly AUTOGRAPHED & dated in fl marker pen.
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JNR Autographed Publicity Photograph (Superb 10" x 8" fl & white publicity photograph that has been clearly AUTOGRAPHED & dedicated 'To Graham Read, Cordially, Douglas Fairbanks' in blue/fl ink pen.
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 Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Encyclopedia Article @ JobsInArt.com (Jobs in Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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